Quantifying the employment effects of micro-electronics
Whitley, J. D. and Wilson, Robert A., 1951-. (1982) Quantifying the employment effects of micro-electronics. Futures, Volume 14 (Number 6). pp. 486-495. ISSN 0016-3287Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http:/dx.doi.org/10.1016/0016-3287(82)90034-9
The paper attempts to quantify some of the compensatory effects on employment which may offset the direct displacement effects of faster technological change. It is argued that technological change will not necessarily increase unemployment levels. There are a number of compensating effects which may reduce and even outweigh any initial displacement effects. The study uses simulation techniques with a detailed model of the UK economy. One conclusion is that, even if the UK does not innovate as fast as its major competitors, a more rapid rate of diffusion of new technology may result in higher employment than would otherwise be the case.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Employment Research|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Futures|
|Official Date:||December 1982|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 486-495|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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